pseudoephedrine

[ soo-doh-i-fed-rin, -ef-i-dreen, -drin ]
/ ˌsu doʊ ɪˈfɛd rɪn, -ˈɛf ɪˌdrin, -drɪn /

noun Pharmacology.

a dextrorotatory, isomeric compound, C10H15NO, used as a nasal decongestant.

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British Dictionary definitions for pseudoephedrine

pseudoephedrine
/ (ˌsjuːdəʊˈɛfɪˌdriːn, -ˌdrɪn) /

noun

a drug similar in action to ephedrine, used extensively as a decongestant
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Medical definitions for pseudoephedrine

pseudoephedrine
[ sōō′dō-ĭ-fĕdrĭn, -ĕfĭ-drēn′ ]

n.

An isomer of ephedrine, used in its hydrochloride form as a nasal decongestant.
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